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CES 2016 - Alongside a 12-display PC and a slew of other delicious offerings, ZOTAC was displaying their Steam Machine alongside Valve's impressive Steam Controller at CES this year.
The ZOTAC NEN Steam Machine features an Intel Core i5-6400T processor, 8GB of RAM (up to 16GB total), an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 with 4 x HDMI 2.0 outputs, a 1TB 2.5-inch SATA HDD, and an M.2 slot for super-fast storage goodness.
CES 2016 - ZOTAC had their usual display of video cards, their Steam Machine, Z-BOX PCs and a delicious 12-display system powered by an AMD Radeon R9 M365X.
Inside, it features an Intel LGA 1151 socket, so you can throw in a new Skylake processor, 4 x DDR4 DIMMs supporting up to 64GB of DDR4-2133. There's 4 x SATA 6Gbps ports, an M.2 KEY E slot and M.2 KEY M slot, mini PCIe slot, and dual GbE.
On the display side of things, we have 12 x HDMI 2.0 ports and a single DVI-D port.
CES 2016 - Origin PC has just announced its latest gaming PC, an all-in-one gaming machine called the Omni. The Omni features a considerable amount of customization, with the company calling the Omni the "world's most powerful and customizable" PC of its kind.
The Origin PC Omni features a 34-inch UltraWide display with a native resolution of 3440x1440 - my favorite resolution, with enough room for an Intel Core i7-5960X, 12GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X. Bloody impressive for an all-in-one gaming PC, don't you think?
The Omni has support for up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, with Origin somehow building a liquid cooling system inside of the AIO PC. You can even customize your Omni to feature a translucent back if you want to show off your impressive PC - this is the icing on the cake for me!
CES 2016 - Velocity Micro unveils its new Raptor One all-in-one PC that sports some pretty beefy specs, bringing desktop-grade performance to the AIO realm.
Velocity Micro proudly touts its new Raptor One as the "world's most powerful AIO", and for good reason: it rocks some amazing specs for an AIO, including a full-sized NVIDIA GTX Titan X GPU, a brilliant 34" curved 3,440 x 1,440p WQHD display with a 21:9 aspect ratio, and configurations that include Intel's latest sixth-gen Core i7 Skylake CPUs.
The Raptor One can be tailor-made and customized to a tee similar to Maingear's new powerful AIO, and even supports liquid cooling options for maximum heat transfer as well as Intel Xeon CPU support for workstation transformations.
CES 2016 - Origin PC just stepped it up a couple of notches with their very own SFF chassis they're calling Chronos. This follows in the footsteps of their other unique full and mid-tower cases that they debuted last year.
The new one Chronos SFF chassis is tiny yet spacious, able to support the necessary cooling power needed for an overclocked i7-5960X with a closed-loop liquid cooler. And though it's miniscule, it has up to three expansion slots to fit a Titan Z, should you be so inclined.
So if you're in the market for a custom-built SFF system, this 11.75x4x13.75" monster can be yours in Q1 of this year.
CES 2016 - Maingear has announced a new AIO desktop that packs quite a bit of enthusiast-grade muscle with liquid-cooling support, 4K display options, and workstation-class AMD FirePro and NVIDIA Quadro GPUs and Intel Xeon processors.
As all-in-one desktops are traditionally made for office work spaces, the builds are quite lacking when it comes to gaming performance. Maingear wants to reinvent AIO's with its new Alpha 34 gaming desktop, which can fit full-sized gaming and workstation video cards and CPU's for blistering performance.
The Alpha 34 sports a curved 34-inch 3480 x 1440p display, and comes in three different flavors: the H110/Z170 build for performance gamers, the X99 build for enthusiast gamers, and the titanic Professional grade that sports Intel Xeon CPU support and workstation graphics. The cheapest option--the Z170 tier-- starts at $1999, and adding top-tier GPU's will boost the price quite a bit. For example, a Alpha 34 Z170 with an AMD Radeon R9 390 and an Intel i7 6700K CPU and 16GB of DDR4 RAM will cost around $2,600.
On the heels of CES 2016, Lenovo has announced its new ThinkPad X1 family of hardware that includes a new modular tablet, a new Yoga Pro laptop that sports a 360-degree OLED display, and a sleek new all-in-one desktop.
Lenovo has just unveiled its new ThinkPad X1 triumvirate of pro hardware that will push forward into 2016, sporting tech innovations like OLED screens, ultra-thin AIO setups, WiGig wireless docking, USB Type C and a galaxy of peripheral add-ons like 3D sensors and more. Lenovo's X1 trinity is composed of the ThinkPad X1 Tablet, ThinkPad X1 Yoga, and finally the all-in-one ThinkCenter X1 AIO desktop.
The modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet is Lenovo's answer to the Surface Book, and features a slew of modular attachments that change up the device's main functions. These peripherals include the basic stylus-and-keyboard combo, but add-ons like an optional $149 3D RealSense camera sensor that captures and renders real life objects aim to transform the tablet.
Today iBuyPower announces the successor in the popular sleek and modern Revolt gaming desktop, the Revolt 2.
The Revolt 2 gaming desktop is all sleek angles and curves, and the chassis very much resembles a work of futuristic art. The tantalizing design doesn't take away from its utility: the Revolt 2's smallish stature can house enthusiast-grade hardware including a mini-ITX motherboard, a 280mm liquid cooler, 2x SSD's, an HDD and a full ATX power supply.
"[With the Revolt 2], we were inspired to create a PC that highlighted the most important components in a gaming rig and allowed customers to create a PC that's as unique as they are. We chose to lead the revolt against the standard, the generic, the boring, and instead forge a new path," iBuyPower said in their official press release.
A talented modder fashions an epic chassis that converges on two worlds of nerdery: Star Wars and PC gaming.
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens still fresh in our collective geeky hearts, a specialty modder by the name of asphiax uses the power of Force and skilled tinkering to make a gaming PC out of an Imperial Star Destroyer. The ship itself is known as YAZI, and was built as an entry for MSI's Pro Mod competition...and based on the amazing craftmanship, I think it'll win.
The custom build is based on a Venator-class capital ship and sports everything from fiber optic lights to water-cooling for the GPU, and a massive array consisting of six cooling fans. This behemoth build is one of the more impressive creations I've seen in recent memory, and it's really something you have to see to believe.
According to the latest rumors, Intel is positioning itself for a new NUC launch in Q1 2016. Intel has teased that the new NUC is "the most powerful NUC yet... now with Intel Iris Pro graphics" and that it's "coming Q1 2016".
Now, Q1 2016 is an interesting time frame because we have the Consumer Electronics Show kicking off in early January, but Computex is in Q3. As for the NUC itself, it should rock Iris Pro 580 graphics on the flagship Skull Canyon-based NUC. Intel's Iris Pro 580 graphics features 128MB of eDRAM (which acts as super-quick L4 cache) and houses the 72 Execution Units (EUs) on the die itself.
We're expecting the core clock on the chip to hit 1GHz, but it could change closer to release. If we put this into perspective, we're looking at similar graphics performance to NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 750. The new Skull Canyon NUCs should sport Intel's Skylake-U series processors, replacing the Broadwell-U series parts in the current NUC lineup.